Project ECHO

What is Project ECHO?

Learn from Substance Use Disorder Experts!

What: ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an opportunity for providers across the state to get specialist knowledge, clinical advice, and recommendations from substance use and pain management specialists in a virtual learning network.

When: 12-1 p.m. (Central) typically on the first and third Thursday of the month, via Zoom Videoconferencing

Who should participate: Any provider interested in more effectively treating clients and patients with pain management and substance use disorders.

How it works:

2020-21 Project ECHO Flier with Dates

More about ECHO: ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect addiction and pain management specialists with providers to discuss de-identified cases related to substance use disorders. Each ECHO call consists of a brief didactic presentation followed by a clinical case discussion from a provider and recommendations from the team for treatment.

Registration for each session generally ends four days before the call takes place. Register early and avoid the last-minute rush!

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View this Project ECHO video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Project ECHO sessions in Albuquerque, NM.

Clinical Goals/Objectives




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Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.                              

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

This activity is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation & Licensure for 1.0 contact hour for Nebraska Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselors.


Project ECHO Expert Panel
Dr. Tina Chasek

Dr. Christine Chasek
Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Addiction Counselor, Kearney

Dr. Todd Stull

Dr. Todd Stull
Addiction Psychiatrist, Lincoln

Dr. John Massey

Dr. John Massey
Pain Medicine Specialist, Lincoln


Dr. Ken Zoucha
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Addiction Medicine Specialist

Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes
Addiction Recovery Coach and Personal Trainer, Omaha


Sandy Bulin
Licensed Practical Nurse, Lincoln